Design & Decor - Flower Arranging

A slipper orchid paired with a princely pot

By
Canadian Gardening
Photography by
Roger Yip

Nestle these gorgeous blooms amid some greenery and decoration for a stunning arrangement


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Even the most fumble-fingered can pull off this elegant presentation in a flash. Choose a small plastic pot of any perky-looking flowering plant—we opted for luxurious slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum spp.)—water well and let drain.

Slip it into a decorative cachepot (if it lacks drainage holes, add Styrofoam peanuts or gravel to the bottom to elevate the plant; if necessary, trim down rim of plastic pot to fit). For a professional finish, tuck in clumps of moistened moss and add a couple of seed pods attached to picks (optional). Done!

— Designed by Michael Pellegrino, Teatro Verde, Toronto

 

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